One lecturer for 300 students at Model school

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Srinagar:  At a time when State Government is contemplating entering into competition with private schools by setting up two model schools in Srinagar, one of the designated model schools MP Boys Higher Secondary School located at Bagh-e-Dilawar Khan Shamswari, Srinagar not only lacks infrastructure but since past six years only one lecturer is available for some 250 Commerce students there.

The shortage of teaching staff and basic facilities is adversely affecting our studies. 

Lack of staff and inadequate infrastructure here can be gauged from the fact that from six years, only one Commerce lecturer is handling all the subjects. Sometimes, the Principal ask any teacher to attend us when the sole lecturer remains absent from the Higher Secondary,” Commerce students told CNS.

Surprisingly, the government recently directed the college authorities to provide provisional admission to class 11th students till their results come out. “I had come here for the provisional admission for my son, but changed my mind after seeing the condition of the Higher Secondary. There is only one lecturer available for the Commerce students and I wonder how a single lecturer can teach any subject without having specialization in that,” Ghulam Rasool a resident of Shamswari said.

“We need at least 5 lecturers to conduct the Commerce classes effectively. I have requested the authorities to provide the teaching staff and I hope this time, government will accede to our demand,” the MP Higher Secondary School Principal Nayeem Ahmed told CNS.

Pertinently, Director school education Kashmir Showkat Beigh recently said that the two schools including MP Higher Secondary have been identified and will be groomed as model schools. He had claimed that such schools will have every facility such as highly qualified teaching staff, updated library, computers labs, sports infrastructure. 

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